Imran Nazir, a former Pakistan opener, claims he will improve Pakistani cricketers’ weak fielding and power-hitting skills, saying he was ready to serve the country, if offered a coaching role.
In the recent Test series against New Zealand, Pakistan’s weak fielding played the main role in an embarrassing defeat. In the two-match Test series, Pakistan lost 12 catches, the most by any team in the past ten years.
Since the former fielding coach, Steve Rixon, left the post, Pakistan’s fielding standards have dramatically deteriorated. Nazir, however, encourages himself to be the best person to solve this dilemma.
“When I don’t see the right people in control who should be coaching these two vital parts of the game, I get frustrated. Since I left cricket, I have not seen the same fielding abilities as mine in the Pakistan squad,” said Nazir.
Nazir was extremely critical of the power-hitting capability of Pakistan as well. He said Pakistan has no real power-hitter in the squad, and that’s one of the major reasons why the limited-over side of Pakistan is slipping behind the rest of the world and playing outdated cricket.
Meanwhile, praising Sharjeel Khan as a hard hitter, the former star batsman revealed that only Sharjeel Khan is the one who is a true power-hitter of the ball after me and Shahid Afridi.
Imran Khan further stated that he is optimistic regarding his own abilities and if there is a chance for a coaching job, he will pursue it and will definitely try to enhance these two segments of the game which changes game direction.
In his prime time of cricket, Imran Nazir was widely recognized as the main power hitter of the ball of Pakistan cricket. His career, however, was cut short due to injuries, and he was unable to fully recover to make it back into the national side.